29 Aug '13, 9pm

6 of top 20 websites vulnerable to attack that took down

Amazon.com and Pinterest among those sites more vulnerable to unauthorized nameserver changes. Yesterday I wrote about how NYTimes.com could have avoided its nameserver hijacking on Tuesday had it paid about $50 a month for a service called Registry Lock. As the 55th most trafficked website (Quantcast), it seems like a small price to pay to avoid downtime. But The New York Times, which has since added Registry Lock, is not the only large website that hasn’t taken the extra step of adding this product. In analyzing the top twenty .com web sites as ranked by Quantcast, six of them don’t have Registry Lock added: Amazon.com Pinterest.com Tumblr.com Answers.com Live.com Ask.com Pinterest.com seems to be even more vulnerable than the others, as it appears to not even have a registrar lock turned on. Interestingly, Microsoft does have the added protection on Microsoft.com and Bi...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/08/29/6-of-top-20-websites...

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